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[GLSA-200506-22] sudo: Arbitrary command execution Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
sudo: Arbitrary command execution
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-22
(sudo: Arbitrary command execution)
The sudoers file is used to define the actions sudo users are
permitted to perform. Charles Morris discovered that a specific layout
of the sudoers file could cause the results of an internal check to be
clobbered, leaving sudo vulnerable to a race condition.
Successful exploitation would permit a local sudo user to execute
arbitrary commands as another user.
Reorder the sudoers file using the visudo utility to ensure the
'ALL' pseudo-command precedes other command definitions.
All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/sudo-1.6.8_p9"
Threat Level: Medium
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